Dozens of people in Baltimore rallied in front of the Edward A. Garmatz U.S. District Courthouse Tuesday night, protesting a leaked Supreme Court draft ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Chanting “my body, my choice,” they carried signs reading “BANS OFF OUR BODIES” and “Abortion is Health Care.” They also carried drawings of clothes hangers.
Lynn McCann, co-director of the Baltimore Abortion Fund, said the possibility that Roe will be overturned is “devastating,” but something that she and pro-choice activists have been preparing for for a long time.
“Abortion is normal. Abortion is healthcare. It is our right,” McCann said. “We will not stop fighting until we all are free.”
She said that Roe alone was already not enough, noting that while it legalized abortions, it did not make them accessible.
“Abortion bans are racist,” she said. “They target and disproportionately our communities of color, people who are working to make ends meet, queer people and people living at the intersections of those experiences. They are wrong and they are unjust.”